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Fascioliasis: An Ongoing Zoonotic Trematode Infection

Nyindo, M. and Lukambagire, A.-H. (2015) Fascioliasis: An Ongoing Zoonotic Trematode Infection. Department of Medical Parasitology and Entomology.

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Abstract

Zoonotic trematode infections are an area of the neglected tropical diseases that have become of major interest to global and public health due to their associated morbidity. Human fascioliasis is a trematode zoonosis of interest in public health. It affects approximately 50 million people worldwide and over 180 million are at risk of infection both in developed and underdeveloped countries. The one health paradigm is an area that seeks to address the problem of zoonotic infections through a comprehensive and sustainable approach. This review attempts to address the major challenges in managing human and animal fascioliasis with valuable insights gained from the one health paradigm to global health and multidisciplinary integration.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Fascioliasis, Zoonotic Trematode Infection, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Public Health, Human fascioliasis
Subjects: Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
Divisions: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2015 13:56
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2015 13:56
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/3321

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